SAFC Misfit Autos: Bruce Banner (Quebec seeds)
Growing two Quebec seeds Bruce Banner auto flowers in my newly built 10 gallon DWC system inside my Vivosun 3’x3’ grow tent under a Marshydro TSW2000 set 20/4 for the whole grow
Using Mega crop start to finish this grow.
Two Quebec Seedbank Bruce banner autoflowers where soaked for 14 hours in bottled spring water and then placed on moist paper towels for 48hours.
Then each sprouted seed was placed in a split rapid rooter and then into the expanded clay pellets in my new 10 gallon DWC tanks.
feed of choice for this grow will be mega crop to start 20grams per tank for the first feeding. Ph adjusted in each tank to 6.
grow ladies grow.
The start of week 2!
This week the feed doubled to 40grams of mega crop in the usual 10 gallons of tap water.
This little lady put on some leaf mass for this week and was the first to pop root into the tank.
The 40grams of Mega Crop had a PPM500 reading of 630 and pH was adjusted down to 6.1.
Lady #2 grew a little slower than her sister but also grow a fair bit of leafs this week. The 40grams of Mega Crop produced a PPM500 reading of 630 and pH adjusted down to 6.2.
One happy benefit of my new larger 10 gallon tanks is that this week the warmest my tanks got was 18 deg C.
I also have added a humidifier and lower the Mars hydro down to 24” above the canopy now that there are four full leaves on each plant. I will continue to monitor daily and make adjustments to keep the light 24-30” above the canopy.
And week 3 begins! The ladies have grown lots this week.
this lady is a beast and is larger than her sister
PPM500 690 and pH adjusted down to 6.3
PPM500 is 701 and pH adjusted down to 6.2
slow and steady she grows.
both tanks adjusted to pH of 6.2 and feed 45grains of mega crop for this week. Need a new battery for PPS meter. So will update one I get one tomorrow.
the hulk of the tent and biggest grow this past week. 50 grains of mega crop produced a PPM500 of 820 and pH adjust down to 5.9
the smaller and bushier of the two girls. There are more branches on this one than the other larger plant. Again 50 grains of mega crop producing a PPM500 of 722 and pH adjusted to 5.9
Starting to see flowers sights on each plant, loving these Quebec Seedbank Bruce Banner autos. First time growing auto flowers amazing how simply they are to grow.
Week #5 has begun!
This girl truly is a hulk in the tank. Look at that root mass and only just ended week 4.
PPM500 743 and pH adjusted down to 6.0
This lady is shorter but with more bud sights and a very even canopy compared to her sister. PPM500 680 and pH adjusted down to 6.1.
Both ladies receive Mega crop 50grains, next week increase to 55grains in 10 gallons of h20.
Ok after a wonderful bowl of white widow in my vaporizer and then reviewing the photos I think tank #2 is showing early signs of root rot and therefore I am going to treat with bleach. 🤠
My basic rot root prevention is 0.5ml of bleach per gallon twice a week and as you can see from tank #1 it working great. The treatment dose I use is 2ml per gallon which works out to 20ml as it is a 10 gallon tank. First dose is in the tank and I will add more on Thursday and watch to see what happens to the roots.
temps and light leaks are a none issue as these are new tanks. Only the clay pellets where reused but cleaned. I am not sure I cleaned the tank 2 rocks enough.
time will tell....
Few days late with an update!
Well work has been keeping me very busy, but I did change the tanks over this past Sunday. Week 6 begins and the dose of mega crop has increased to 55 grains in each 10 gallon tank.
Both ladies are fully into flower and look to be putting on some bud mass. You can see the profound way a brief spell of root rot can effect plant development. Tank 2 is tiny compared to tank 1.
Now the number
Tank #1 733ppm (PPM500) and pH adjusted down to 6.1.
Tank #2 834ppm (PPM500) and pH adjusted down to 6.2.
This is my first time growing auto flowers and so far am really enjoying it. The root rot in tank #2 is my fault as I am 100% sure I did not clean the clay media enough before using them again.
plan to switch to these after this grow and use Rockwool instead of clay stones
Now to find somewhere that has them in’s to keep and closed for this darn pandemic.
Stay safe everyone...
Well had to move a bunch of crap around in the grow room this week as I am upgrading to a different tent. I have chosen a 2 in 1 tent to give it a honest go and see how I do at a clone/veg/flower set up.
Well for this weeks update, tanks drained and fresh tap water added to 10 gallon mark. To the h20 was added 55 grains of Mega crop and Ph down was used to adjust as needed.
the plants got switched in the tent and you can see how the early root issues effected plant size. One truly is a hulk compared to the other. Both have happy leaves pointing up towards the Mar hydro light. Slowly roots are regrowing on tank number two.
This weeks number are as follows:
tank #1 ppm500 is 690 and pH adjusted down to 6.3
tank #2 ppm500 is 680 and pH adjusted down to 6.3.
Hope everyone is staying safe and grow some great weed for there own enjoyment.
Mid Week #8 and happy Canada Day!
Well it been a crazy busy week here and I am half a week behind on my update. I upgrade my tent to a 2-1 type tent with a separate veg/clone area and a 3x3 flower area. Just waiting on Canada post to bring me second air pump and 3 gallon DWC buckets for the veg portion of my tent. Second fan is up and mounted just need to run the ducting.
Tank #1 (the hulk)
She is an absolute monster drinking about 2 gallons a day in water and that’s from a 10 gallon res. This week I increased the feed according to the calculator and am not at 60 grains of mega crop in 10 gallons of h20. PPM500 of 840 and pH adjusted down to 6.2.
Tank #2 (banner)
This girl is much smaller than the hulk but still has quality bud just more compact.
60 grams of mega crop came out to PPM500 of 822 and pH adjusted down to 6.0.
Well they ladies are putting on bud weight and size, plus the tent smells great when you open it. My carbon filter is worth the money is spent on it.
This week the ladies where feed 60 grains of mega crop in 10 gallons of H20 in separate tanks
PPM500 926 and pH adjusted to 6.2
PPM500 again 926 (my gram scale is bang on as I have equal ppm between tanks with the same amount of water. PH adjusted down to 6.2..
This week has been crazy busy not to mention hot 30 deg plus almost every single day.
Tank #1 (The Hulk)
This monster is taking over the whole 3x3 flower tent. The feed this week is again 60 grains of mega crop making a PPM500 926 and corrected pH 6.2. This beast is almost all flower and man is she thickening up.
Tank #2 (banner)
This humble lady is much smaller than her sister the hulk but still has quality flower growing and seems to also be thickening. Feed is the same as above 60 grains of mega crop and PPM500 926 and a corrected pH of 6.1
2 weeks to go until these beast should be ready for harvest.
Week #11 is here and the ladies are huge! This weeks feed is 60 grains of mega crop and 10 grains of bloom booster to help harden up the ripening.
This ladies buds is so fat that I had to tie her up to the ceiling. This weeks feed produced a PPM 500 of 1127 and corrected pH of 6.2.
Banner is much smaller than her sister and this weeks feed produced a PPM500 of 1177 and corrected pH of 6.1.
Cant wait to harvest this crop.